Electrochemical modulation of color and fluorescence in one cell using conducting polymers

Yuna Kim, Jeonghun Kim, Jungmok You, Eunkyoung Kim

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A modulation of electrochromic and electrofluorescent properties in one device was possible by coupling of 9-methylanthracene polymer (PMAn) having blue light emission under 390nm light excitation, and poly(3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) having blue to transparent electrochromism (EC). The different redox states between electrofluorescent (EF) and electrochromic (EC) polymer films could provide the electrochemically switchable color and fluorescence in one device. Alternative EF and EC switching between a blue light/dark and colorless/blue color was achieved from the device with reversible switching within 3.5s by the potential application under ±2V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) through the Active Polymer Center for Pattern Integration (No. R11-2007-050-00000-0) and Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), New & Renewable Energy Technology Development Program.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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